We are excited to announce the recruitment of Dr. Carlos Morales-Guio to our expanding school of Engineering at UCLA! Dr. Morales-Guio joined our Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering on November 1st, 2018. Dr. Morales-Guio’s brings his unique expertise to our department in electrochemical catalysis. His group aims to understand the fundamentals of catalytic processes, particularly with respect to energy and chemical transformations for sustainable energy applications. His research further contributes to the department’s efforts in delivering engineering solutions to current challenges in energy and the environment.
At the interface of electrochemistry, materials chemistry and engineering, Dr. Morales-Guio’s research involves a range of chemical engineering subfields, including material synthesis and characterization, electrochemical testing, kinetic modeling, and reactor and process design. He is passionate about mentoring and training the next generation of chemical engineers who hold the responsibility of redesigning our energy supply infrastructure and the chemical industry.
Originally from Colombia, Dr. Morales-Guio studied chemical engineering at Osaka University and received his B. Eng. degree in 2011. He then obtained his M.S. in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (2013), and his Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (2016) from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Before joining UCLA, he conducted postdoctoral research at Stanford and introduced bimetallic tandem catalysts that have unprecedented activity for the electroreduction of CO2 into multicarbon alcohols at room temperature and pressure. His honors include a Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship and EPFL’s Asea Brown Boveri Award.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Morales-Guio to our faculty in the department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA!